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post #361 of 574 Old 07-05-2013, 07:56 AM
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Check to make sure both ends are torqued down properly......a 'dead spot' generally indicates movement somewhere, which directly translates to a dead spot at the steering wheel.

I actually noticed the opposite.....there's no perceptible deflection at either end of the bar, which makes for very tight, responsive steering assuming all else is tight and in good working order.
Will do. I couldn't really get a wrench on the backside of the of the axle mount bolt so I had to use a little tab and just jam it up against the bolt to tighten it. It's possible that side is loose. I also don't have a torque wrench so I tightened it until it couldn't move anymore.


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post #362 of 574 Old 07-05-2013, 08:57 AM
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Will do. I couldn't really get a wrench on the backside of the of the axle mount bolt so I had to use a little tab and just jam it up against the bolt to tighten it. It's possible that side is loose. I also don't have a torque wrench so I tightened it until it couldn't move anymore.
For the backside on the axle I used the closed end of an open end wrench. The closed end should be angled which lets you get it in there.
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post #363 of 574 Old 07-05-2013, 09:25 AM
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Installed...

It clearly hits the tierod just a little bit and I didn't get any full bumps pics because I didn't want to take the coils out. Lazy I know, I know. Keep in mind I don't have BS extensions yet. The install went really smooth but I didn't put a washer on the frame end side. I suppose I should do that...
Are you going to add BS extensions to clear the tie rod? If you do, could you post a pic afterwards? Thanks!
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post #364 of 574 Old 07-05-2013, 09:34 AM
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Are you going to add BS extensions to clear the tie rod? If you do, could you post a pic afterwards? Thanks!
Eventually. I've had 2" extensions laying around for months, I just never get around to it.

I'm actually surprised it hits but I guess everything can't be perfect.

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post #365 of 574 Old 07-05-2013, 02:31 PM
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For the backside on the axle I used the closed end of an open end wrench. The closed end should be angled which lets you get it in there.
So this closed end is completely closed, kinda like .......a box?
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post #367 of 574 Old 07-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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Tightened up the frame side mount. Perfect nice and tight steering.

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post #368 of 574 Old 07-19-2013, 10:17 PM
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Was it loose?
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post #369 of 574 Old 07-19-2013, 11:37 PM
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Was it loose?
No I just hadn't torqued it to spec when I first put it on. I posted about a "dead" spot in my steering and was told to torque it to 200ftlbs. If you use a nice 1/2" breaker bar the first time, it'll do the trick and the steering will be nice and tight.

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post #370 of 574 Old 07-29-2013, 09:46 PM
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post #371 of 574 Old 07-30-2013, 09:32 PM
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Well I guess we know the minimum amount of bump stop for the MC bar. I am guessing at steering lock you would have some serious contact on that tie rod.
so far i've been quite pleased with the MC bar.
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I am guessing at steering lock you would have some serious contact on that tie rod.
a V8 ZJ tie-rod would fix that....not that you see full lock at full bump much...

more importantly, a little bumpstop extension would be required for a larger OD tie-rod like the Currie stuff....and all bets are off with a tie-rod flip.
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a V8 ZJ tie-rod would fix that....not that you see full lock at full bump much...

more importantly, a little bumpstop extension would be required for a larger OD tie-rod like the Currie stuff....and all bets are off with a tie-rod flip.


Would that be enough extension in your opinion? About 3/4" if I can read my crap picture right. Steering is on my radar thinking currie once I have enough saved up.
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Well I guess we know the minimum amount of bump stop for the MC bar. I am guessing at steering lock you would have some serious contact on that tie rod.
so far i've been quite pleased with the MC bar.
Having both sides at full bump and being at full lock would be a pretty rare scenario. You'd probably want to check though having the drivers side at full bump and passenger side drooped at full lock, that would be a more likely scenario. But because the passenger side is drooped the bend is going to rotate down underneath the tie rod and likely not be an issue.
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post #375 of 574 Old 07-30-2013, 10:10 PM
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Having both sides at full bump and being at full lock would be a pretty rare scenario. You'd probably want to check though having the drivers side at full bump and passenger side drooped at full lock, that would be a more likely scenario. But because the passenger side is drooped the bend is going to rotate down underneath the tie rod and likely not be an issue.
My point was just that steering input changes that relationship. There are many many combinations to consider some rarer than others.
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